San Francisco

From the left, Consul General Mauro Battocchi and Mayor Marco Doria. DAVIDE PAMBIANCHI / IL SECOLO XIX

A talk with Marco Doria on the past and the future of Genoa and the Genoese Community in the Bay Area

For one week, the Bay Area and the Genoese community had the chance to meet and know Marco Doria, who has been serving as Mayor of Genoa since 2012...
The Vespa Vacanze Romane at the end of the restoration in 2014

The Vespa Vacanze Romane Model: the vintage scooter from 1951, now the “Queen of the Baldo Collection”

Vintage Vespas have become increasingly very popular in the last few years and, since the American market opened to the famous Italian scooters, the...
Gaia Capecchi teaching an Italian language class at Mills College. Photo courtesy of the Mills College Italian School staff

Mills College Welcomes the Middlebury Italian School

As reported earlier this year, the San Francisco Bay Area is enjoying a resurgence in all things Italian, an Italian Cultural Spring. Italian...
The Slow Food Planet app

Slow Food Planet: The app that connects people to local traditions, food, and flavors

For the sixth year in a row, the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco hosted the Good Food Awards: a celebration of America’s most talented,...
Bello Moto offers Vespa enthusiasts worldwide a vast selection of restored and preserved vintage Vespas

BelloMoto: How a passion for vintage Vespas turned into a unique store - Collection

Audrey Hepburn. Gregory Peck. Rome. A Vespa. Nobody can forget the funny and entertaining scene of one of Italian most popular movies, Vacanze Romane...
Owners Alberto Cipollina & Gaspare Giudice. Photo by Catherine Accardi

The Historic U.S. Restaurant Returns to San Francisco’s Little Italy

Many people, especially native San Francis-can’s, certainly noticed when the historic North Beach establishment, the U.S. Restaurant, closed for...
Dominic Angerame stands in front of the Columbus Tower building in North BeachPhotographer: Dennis Letbetter

Dominic Angerame – A San Francisco Filmmaker Speaks on Chiaroscuro & More

“To see the city through the eyes of Dominic Angerame is to see an organic beast of concrete that sifts and breathes in rich shades of black and...
Bill Del Monte, Last Survivor of the San Francisco Earthquake, dies at the age of 109

Bill Del Monte, Last Survivor of the San Francisco Earthquake, dies at the age of 109

Today, the last survivor of the earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906 passed away. As reported by the Associated Press, William A. “Bill” Del...
Sergio Cerbone following one of the Golden State Warriors' game in Oakland

Warrior: a journey around NBA through the eyes of an Italian fan

Fortune favors the brave, they say and, when it comes, you can’t say “No”. The “Buona Fortuna” - as called by Italians - helped Sergio Cerbone, an...
Massimiliano Finazzer Flory as Leonardo da Vinci

What Is It Like Being Leonardo da Vinci?

Have you ever asked yourself this/the question, “What must it have been like being someone like Leonardo da Vinci.” It is likely very few of us will...
Mary Tolaro Noyes

Seduced by Bologna: Interview with Writer Mary Tolaro Noyes

“When I refer to discovering Bologna, I admit to an ongoing seduction by her unique past and modern charm, not the least of which are the Bolognesi...
Bandyer's team in San Francisco: from the left Giulio Tani, Fabio Rigato, Enrico Portolan, Filippo Rocca, Simone Mazzoni, Francesco Durighetto

Bandyer: six young Italians invent a new, easy, virtual way to learn and teach skills through your laptop

Learning a new language by talking to a native speaker, as well as playing violin with a professional: this is what most people would like to do when...
The Prada store anchors the Italian block at the corner of Post and Grant.  Photo: C. Accardi

San Francisco’s Italian Block – Like Being Home for the Holidays!

Head to toe, you can meet your wardrobe needs on San Francisco’s Italian Block, a vibrant collection of shops on the streets of the City’s Union...
Being Leonardo da Vinci - An Impossible Interview

Being Leonardo da Vinci - An Impossible Interview

On December 17, 2015 at 8 p.m. at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater ( 1127 Market Street, San Francisco), th e show is Leonardo’s true life portrayed on stage...
John Chiarito in the cellar with his wine & the hanging prosciutto he made. Photo courtesy of John Chiarito

Modern Winemaking – Vinificazione Italian Style

We all know winemaking in Italy goes back centuries, actually back approximately 4,000 years, when a climate ideally suited to growing grapes made...

Weekly in Italian

Recent Issues